13 things that professionals can clean with a tablet dishwasher

The Dishwasher Tablets are designed to tackle even the toughest food and grease stains. They can also be used for a wide range of cleaning tasks around the home.

Many cleaning tricks use dishwasher tablets. These concentrated, small blocks are great for removing tough stains and odors from drains without needing to purchase a large collection of cleaning products.

Professional cleaners have revealed 13 things that you can clean using a dishwasher tab.

How to Clean Dishwasher Tablets

The best-concentrated cleaners are available in the form of dishwasher tablets. However, these should be used carefully around the house.

Karina, the operations manager of Speckless Cleaning, explains that ‘while dishwasher tabs are safe for skin contact if used as directed, but they are designed to wash dishes and other kitchenware, and may contain chemicals which can be harmful to skin if used improperly.’

This can be a problem for furniture that is used often, or that comes into contact with the skin. For example, upholstered couches or chairs.

To prevent skin irritation, wear gloves when using dishwasher tablets for general household cleaning.


To clean a deck, driveway, or patio, mix a crushed tablet with hot water and scrub the affected area using a brush. It can be used to clean a deck or driveway. Using a scrub brush, mix a crushed dishwasher tablet with hot tap water. Let it sit for 10 minutes before you rinse it with a pressure washer or hose.

Karina from Spekless Cleaning adds: ‘You can also scatter crushed dishwasher tablets on the spilled oil to absorb as much fat as possible.

Justin Carpenter is a professional cleaner who has worked in the cleaning industry for more than four years. He founded Modern Maids as a hobby before it became a successful business.


While expensive jewelry should only be cleaned by a specialized metal cleaner, you can use dishwasher tablets to polish your everyday accessories. This is a great extra step prior to organizing your jewelry. eMaids’ president and founder, Miriam Kahn, says that you can mix a dishwasher tablet with hot tap water and submerge jewelry in it for a couple of minutes. Rinse, then dry your jewelry for a sparkling look.


Patio Furniture can be difficult to maintain due to its exposure to the elements. Dishwasher tablets are a great way to remove grit and shine metal.

Even if covered, patio furniture that is made of metal or plastic will still collect dust, pollen, and other natural grit. You can clean your outdoor furniture with dishwashing tablets and make it look like new for spring and early summer.

There are two ways of doing this. If you want to tackle tough stains on furniture, you can use a tablet that is moist. You can also dilute it in warm water before dipping a sponge into it.

However, a dishwasher tablet may not be suitable for all outdoor furniture. Cynthia recommends using an oil-based, nutrient-rich soap to clean wicker furniture and wood outdoor furniture.


Even in areas where the water is soft, showerheads can build up limescale. You can use a dishwashing tablet to make bathroom cleaning simpler. It will also help remove limescale from a showerhead without having to scrub.

Dissolve the dishwasher tablet in a bowl of hot, running water. Soak your shower head for 30 minutes in this solution. Rinse and dry with a clean cloth.


Restoring tile grout to its original color is a difficult task. Almost all methods require harsh scrubbing with chemical cleaners. However, you can use a dishwashing tablet to break down the stubborn soap deposits and restore some color.

Use a toothbrush to create a paste by mixing a little warm water and a dishwashing tablet. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse.


If you run out of descalers, there are a number of ways to clean your coffee maker. For example, you can use vinegar to describe the Keurig or a dishwasher tab. You can add water to the coffee maker as usual and then add a tablet of dishwasher detergent before running the cycle and rinsing with water. It is advisable to run several plain water cycles in the coffee machine before making coffee. This will ensure that any residue has been flushed from the pipes.

Clogged Drains

A dishwasher tablet can be used to dissolve grease and fat in your drains and unclog your pipes if you are experiencing foul smells or a slow-draining drain.

Drop a dishwashing tab into every drain in your house to neutralize odors. Then, you can use boiling water to remove any grease or blockages and allow the water to flow again. This is according to Justin Carpenter, a cleaning expert with Modern Maids.

The dishwasher tablet will not work to unclog a shower drain. They are not designed for this purpose, and boiling water may warp the plastic pipes.

Your Washing Machine

It is only logical to assume that if dishwasher tablets are able to help clean a dishwasher, they can also be used to clean the washing machine.

Justin Carpenter, a cleaning expert with Modern Maids, says to add two dishwashing tablets directly into the drum of the washing machine and put it on a hot wash cycle. This will remove soap residue and build-up from the inside of your device, allowing it to run smoothly.


Our indoor pets are our pride, but their toileting kits can be difficult to clean. A dishwasher tablet will make it easier to clean and disinfect litter boxes for your house cat.

Fill the litter box up with warm water, and depending on its size, add 2 to 3 dishwashing tablets. Use a scrubber to clean the litter box after letting it soak for an hour. Karina from Spekless Cleaning suggests that you rinse the litter box with warm water and then let it dry naturally before refilling.